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Stories of an Extraordinary Industry

Presented by NRCA, the Stories of an Extraordinary Industry podcast is meant to enlighten, educate and inspire. From the roof system installers to the manufacturers and everyone in between, the roofing industry is made up of incredibly talented people. This is where we tell their stories.

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Episodes

Sept. 9, 2021

Celebrating 25 Years of the Roofing Alliance

A group of roofers recognized industrywide problems and said: “It’s time to put up or shut up.” Learn how they accomplished big things by turning their dreams into reality.

Sponsored by NRCA ProCertification®

A group of roofers recognized industrywide problems and said: “It’s time to put up or shut up.” Learn how they accomplished big things by turning their dreams into reality.

Dec. 17, 2020

Roofers United

We look back at a time when the roofing industry rallied together in the face of tragedy and showed the world this country can be united.

Sponsored by the Roofing Alliance

We look back at a time when the roofing industry rallied together in the face of tragedy and showed the world this country can be united.

Aug. 20, 2020

No Room for Hostility

We profile a roofing industry leader who handled difficult life circumstances that had the potential to rip her company apart. Learn how she created a company culture that can stand strong when times get tough.

Sponsored by the Roofing Alliance

We profile a roofing industry leader who handled difficult life circumstances that had the potential to rip her company apart. Learn how she created a company culture that can stand strong when times get tough.

June 25, 2020

A Roofing Roll-up

A group of roofing company owners join forces to make more money. Can they put aside egos and weather storms of recessions? Will they last the hard-fought years of negotiation battles? There is a lot to learn from this story, and it’s more than just making money.

Sponsored by the Roofing Alliance

A group of roofing company owners join forces to make more money. Can they put aside egos and weather storms of recessions? Will they last the hard-fought years of negotiation battles? There is a lot to learn from this story, and it’s more than just making money.

June 11, 2020

Roofing Industry Rallies Around Ambitious Goal

A roofer from Southern California could never leave someone with a leaky roof, even if they could not afford to pay. Would his generosity be the downfall of his company or would it unite the roofing industry?

Sponsored by the Roofing Alliance

A roofer from Southern California could never leave someone with a leaky roof, even if they could not afford to pay. Would his generosity be the downfall of his company or would it unite the roofing industry?


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Roofing Road Trips with Heidi

Heidi J. Ellsworth travels across the country on behalf of the RoofersCoffeeShop meeting amazing roofing professionals year round. She is involved in all parts of the roofing industry and loves contributing, speaking and meeting all the contractors she can.

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Sept. 28, 2021

S3:E55 Kelly B. Van Winkle - A Change in Leadership for the Roofing Alliance

Heidi J. Ellsworth virtually road trips to Texas to visit with Kelly Van Winkle of King of Texas Roofing Company LP. Heidi is delighted to visit with Kelly as she takes the position as the first women Vice President of the Roofing Alliance. Kelly has a distinguished career in roofing and has served on the board and executive team of the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA). A leader within her family-owned roofing business, Kelly has been committed to furthering the professionalism of the roofing industry working on ProCertification, recruitment and many industry initiatives. Heidi and Kelly will talk about the Roofing Alliance and what it means to give back to the roofing industry every day.

Heidi J. Ellsworth virtually road trips to Texas to visit with Kelly Van Winkle of King of Texas Roofing Company LP. Heidi is delighted to visit with Kelly as she takes the position as the first women Vice President of the Roofing Alliance. Kelly has a distinguished career in roofing and has served on the board and executive team of the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA). A leader within her family-owned roofing business, Kelly has been committed to furthering the professionalism of the roofing industry working on ProCertification, recruitment and many industry initiatives. Heidi and Kelly will talk about the Roofing Alliance and what it means to give back to the roofing industry every day.

Sept. 28, 2021

S3:E53 Dhaval Gajjar: Competitions, Research and Camaraderie – Clemson University and the Roofing Alliance

Heidi J. Ellsworth visits with Dhaval Gajjar, Assistant Professor at Clemson University about his passion for roofing. With several years, projects and degrees studying roofing, Dhaval is bringing the love of roofing to the students of Clemson and beyond. They also discuss the university-level roofing classes the Roofing Alliance and Dhaval have developed for construction management schools, as well as Clemson coming in first place during the Roofing Alliance Student Competition. At the end of the podcast, you will also get a sneak peek into some new research projects happening in the industry.

Heidi J. Ellsworth visits with Dhaval Gajjar, Assistant Professor at Clemson University about his passion for roofing. With several years, projects and degrees studying roofing, Dhaval is bringing the love of roofing to the students of Clemson and beyond. They also discuss the university-level roofing classes the Roofing Alliance and Dhaval have developed for construction management schools, as well as Clemson coming in first place during the Roofing Alliance Student Competition. At the end of the podcast, you will also get a sneak peek into some new research projects happening in the industry.

Dec. 18, 2019

S1:E11 Bill Good Part 1—Student Competition

Heidi J. Ellsworth interviews Bill Good about his involvement with the Roofing Alliance and his board position on the American Council for Construction Education. He shares the importance of roofing professionals working with the Roofing Alliance and continually looking to attract the next generation to roofing.

Heidi J. Ellsworth interviews Bill Good about his involvement with the Roofing Alliance and his board position on the American Council for Construction Education. He shares the importance of roofing professionals working with the Roofing Alliance and continually looking to attract the next generation to roofing.

Dec. 18, 2019

S1:E12 Bill Good Part 2—Ronald McDonald House

Heidi J. Ellsworth interviews Bill Good about his involvement with the Roofing Alliance and his board position on the American Council for Construction Education. He shares the importance of roofing professionals working with the Roofing Alliance and continually looking to attract the next generation to roofing.

Heidi J. Ellsworth interviews Bill Good about his involvement with the Roofing Alliance and his board position on the American Council for Construction Education. He shares the importance of roofing professionals working with the Roofing Alliance and continually looking to attract the next generation to roofing.


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Coffee Conversations

Join RoofersCoffeeShop® as we open up conversations about what is top of mind for roofing contractors and the overall roofing industry right now! Listen to this podcast to hear a conversation with a special guests from the roofing industry in a Q&A format. Pour a cup of coffee and listen to best practices and advice from a variety of business and industry experts.

Episodes

Jan. 7, 2021

S2 E9: Celebrating 25 Years of the Roofing Alliance

For 25 years the Roofing Alliance has advanced and promoted the roofing industry by funding philanthropic initiatives, research, educational and technological programs. RoofersCoffeeShop is proud to welcome the leaders of the Roofing Alliance to the first Coffee Conversation of 2021. As the Roofing Alliance celebrates its silver anniversary, they continue to work to develop opportunities that contribute to the future success of the roofing industry. This Coffee Conversation will share information about the Alliance while celebrating it as a jewel of the roofing industry as it celebrates its 25th anniversary.

For 25 years the Roofing Alliance has advanced and promoted the roofing industry by funding philanthropic initiatives, research, educational and technological programs. RoofersCoffeeShop is proud to welcome the leaders of the Roofing Alliance to the first Coffee Conversation of 2021. As the Roofing Alliance celebrates its silver anniversary, they continue to work to develop opportunities that contribute to the future success of the roofing industry. This Coffee Conversation will share information about the Alliance while celebrating it as a jewel of the roofing industry as it celebrates its 25th anniversary.


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The RC Podcast Show

Roofing Contractor magazine readers can now become active listeners, too. Take a deep dive into the stories, topics and people shaping the roofing industry as RC works to bring you the latest information to keep your roofing business booming.

Episodes

April 26, 2021

Episode 12: Roofing Alliance Celebrating 25 Years

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Roofing Alliance leadership looks back at 25 years of supporting the roofing industry and highlights the research, education and philanthropy initiatives it’ll support for the next 25. Listen to the podcast.


Roofing Contractors Videos

April 26, 2021

Roofing Alliance Celebrating 25 Years

For the last 25 years, the Roofing Alliance, the nonprofit arm of the National Roofing Contractors Association, has advanced the roofing industry by funding research, philanthropic projects and technological programs. Whether it's helping maintain the roofs of Ronald McDonald Houses or supporting the next generation of roofers with its Student Competition, the Alliance continually works to promote the professionalism of roofing. Watch the video.